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Norfolk - Woodton

Francis White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory, of Norfolk 1854, p. 525-526.

[Complete entry. Transcription Copyright © the late A.J. Carter, May 2003.]

WOODTON, 5 miles N.W. by W. of Bungay, and 9½ miles S.S. by E. of Norwich, is a pleasant village and parish, comprising 583 souls, 124 houses, and 2,112 acres of land, belonging chiefly to Robt. Fellowes, Esq., and Mrs. P. Gooch ; the former is lord of the manor, and the latter has a large handsome mansion here. The Church, dedicated to All Saints, is a neat edifice, and contains an ancient font, a brass to the memory of Christiana Bacon, and several monuments to the Suckling family, with a marble effigy of Anne, wife of Robert Suckling, who died in 1653. The rectory, valued in the King's book at £6 13s. 4d. is in the gift of King's College, Cambridge, and enjoyed by the Rev. Richd. Waldegrave Packer, M.A. There are 26a. of glebe ; and the tithes were commuted in 1841 for £615. The Town lands, held in trust from an early period, for the repairs of the church, &c., consist of 10a. 1r. 29p. in Brooke, let for £12 ; and 26a. 3r. 8p. in Woodton, let for £20. The latter was received in exchange at the enclosure, in 1814. The Wesleyans have a chapel here, built in 1826. Hy. Moyse, in 1705, left for the relief of the poor of Woodton, a house, barn, stable, and 20a. of land at Ellingham, now let for £30 a year, which is distributed in bread and money at the church. The poor have also 6s. per annum, left by Nicholas Wilton, in 1665, and 10s. left by one Bardwell, out of land at Geldeston.

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Transcription Copyright © the late A.J. Carter, May 2003; links updated January 2010.

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